Citizens Committee on Human Rights

The Mental Health Watchdog

Australian National Office

Psychiatric Labelling and Drugging of Australian Children: The Facts

There has been a dramatic increase in the psychiatric labelling and prescription of psychotropic drugs to Australian children. Parents have a right to know of all the alternatives and potential side effects of psychotropic drugs proposed for their children so they can give fully informed consent. Yet there are many…

Psychiatry Friend or Foe: The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry

Australia is experiencing a tidal wave of psychiatric drugging. In a population of just over 24 million, more than 35 million prescriptions are written for psychiatric drugs every year, with $8 billion spent annually on mental health. Of great concern is the growing numbers of children and teenagers on antidepressants when no antidepressant is approved for use in children under the age of 18 for depression. Considering the huge increases in psychiatric drug consumption over the last twenty years – drugs we are told are nothing short of miraculous – why aren’t we doing better? This compelling documentary details the real story of what lies behind the ever-increasing psychiatric funding and drugging of our children and society. Watch Psychiatry Friend or Foe The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry. It is vital information everyone needs to know.

Current Articles

Improvements in the Qld Mental Health Act

The new Qld Mental Health bill has been passed in Parliament. There have been many different draft mental health acts/white-papers for a new Queensland Mental Health Act since mid-2013. Due to…

Electroshock of Children in Victorian Mental Health Act

Below are areas of grave concern in the current Victorian Mental Health Act that need to be changed to protect children and parental rights: CHILDREN CAN CONSENT TO ELECTROSHOCK (ECT): In…

No Parental Consent Needed for Electroshock of NSW Children

Please take action to protect children and parental rights. ELECTROSHOCK OF NSW CHILDREN:  It is appalling that the current Mental Health Act allows for children to be electroshocked (ECT) – the…

Has Your Son or a Boy You Know Taken Risperdal®?

CCHR asks for parents to come forward about sons who may be suffering a serious, antipsychotic drug side effect: growth of female breasts. Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Australia has…

Brain Damaging Effects of Electroshock: The Facts

Electroshock (ECT) is the application of up to hundreds of volts of electricity sent searing through the brain to induce a grand mal seizure. Psychologist Dr. John Breeding says, “It…

CCHR’s Submission on Child Suicide

There have been over 1,100 adverse reactions reported to Australia's drug regulatory agency for suicide, suicidal thoughts and behaviour and self-harm. These include the suicides of a 9 year old…

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